2016 european championship - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 european championship


Portugal wins Euro 2016 title as Eder's extra-time goal downs France

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:38 AM

Eder s extra time goal gives Portugal its first ever European Championship title despite Ronaldo exiting early with an injury

EXTRA TIME HERO. Eder scored the game's lone goal in the 109th minute. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

'Dragon-slayer' Ronaldo shatters Wales' Euro 2016 dreams

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Portugal earns a Euro 2016 final slot after a 2 0 win over Wales

DRAGON-SLAYER. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal eliminated Wales at Euro 2016. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Italy dumps Spain to set up epic Euro 2016 clash with Germany

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Italy exacts revenge for its Euro 2012 final hammering with a landmark victory over Spain

GOAL. Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between Italy and Spain. Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Iceland heroes celebrate 'historic' Euro 2016 win over England

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

In its debut appearance at a major tournament Iceland can now look forward to a fairytale quarterfinal showdown with France

UPSET. Iceland players celebrate in front of their supporters after upsetting England in the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16. PETER POWELL/EPA

England manager Hodgson quits after Iceland humiliation

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The upset loss to Iceland brings a miserable end to Hodgson s 4 year tenure

RESIGNED. England's coach Roy Hodgson quits after a tough upset loss to Iceland in the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16. OLIVER WEIKEN/EPA

Euro 2016: Iceland stuns England in one of greatest ever shocks

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Iceland comes back from a goal down in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of football

SWEET VICTORY. Ragnar Sigurdsson (L) and Kari Arnason of Iceland celebrate after they defeat England 2-1. Tibor Illyes/EPA

Euro 2016: Croatia fightback condemns Spain to unwanted Italy clash

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Spain must now beat Italy in a rematch of the 2012 final to remain in contention for a record third successive European Championship title

TRIUMPH. Ivan Perisic (L) of Croatia and Gerard Pique of Spain in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 group D preliminary round match. EPA/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

Manager Hodgson says 'someone will pay' for England frustration

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:53 PM

England comes up with a goalless draw against Slovakia meaning the team finishes second in Group B behind rivals Wales

FRUSTRATED. England's coach Roy Hodgson (L) shakes hands with goalkeeper Joe Hart at the end of a frustrating UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round draw against Slovakia. ROBERT GHEMENT/EPA

Gareth Bale's Wales delights at taking top spot from England

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:10 PM

In the last 16 at Euro 2016 Wales will play one of the 4 best third placed finishers

VICTORY. Gareth Bale (2-R) of Wales and his teammates (L-R) Ashley Williams, goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and Hal Robson-Kanu celebrate after winning the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match against Russia. ARMANDO BABANI/EPA

War hurt Ukraine's Euro 2016 campaign, says sorry coach

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Ukraine becomes the first team to be eliminated at the European Championship as the team struggles with conflict and economic crisis back home

CONFLICT STRUGGLES. Ukraine's football team, seen here warming up during a training session on 20 June 2016, is affected by the conflict back home. Ukraine has been eliminated from Euro 2016. ALI HAIDER/EPA

Beer, batons and lessons from battle of Marseille at Euro 2016

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The beatings broken bottles tear gas court cases and diplomatic shouting come as a stark warning ahead of Russia s third Euro 2016 match against Wales

Fan selfie highlights Ronaldo's frustrating Euro 2016 night

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo is foiled again in his bid to become the first player to score at 4 consecutive European Championship finals

SELFIE. A pitch invader takes a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal after the UEFA EURO 2016 group F preliminary round match between Portugal and Austria. Photo by SRDJAN SUKI/EPA

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Croatian and Turkish fans throw flares on the pitch in separate matches

FLARES. Supporters of Turkey react and light flares after the UEFA EURO 2016 group D preliminary round match between Spain and Turkey at Stade de Nice in Nice, France, 17 June 2016. Photo by PETER POWELL/EPA

Euro 2016: Ronaldo denied as Iceland, Hungary make history

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Iceland s defense frustrates Portugal s Cristiano Ronaldo while Hungary shocks well fancied Austria for its first win at a major international tournament in 30 years

DENIED. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts after the UEFA EURO 2016 group F preliminary round match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Etienne, France, 14 June 2016. Photo by MIGUEL A.LOPES/EPA

New fan clashes feared at Euro 2016

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Some 65 000 English Welsh and Russian supporters are expected to flood into the northern city of Lille and neighboring Lens creating a security headache

ALERT. French police keep an eye on football fans gathered near the central station in Lille, France, 14 June 2016. Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA

UEFA set to punish Russia for fan violence

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Amid mounting accusations against Russian fans UEFA charges the Russian Football Union over the disturbances racist chanting and fireworks thrown at the Marseille stadium

Fans watch the UEFA EURO 2016 group C preliminary round match between Germany and Ukraine at the fan zone in Lille, France, 12 June 2016. Photo by THIBAULT VANDERMERSCH/EPA

Schweinsteiger is back as Germany starts Euro 2016 with win

Jun 13, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Bastian Schweinsteiger is coming back from a 3 month knee ligament layoff and he scores his first international goal the decider versus Ukraine in 5 years

GOAL. Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 group C preliminary round match between Germany and Ukraine. Photo by LAURENT DUBRULE/EPA

Wales star Gareth Bale hurts fan with wayward shot

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The Real Madrid star was practicing free kicks in the warm up when one wayward shot struck a man sitting behind the goal square in the face

Gareth Bale of Wales (R) in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between Wales and Slovakia. Photo by ARMANDO BABANI/EPA